Agriculture Innovation Initiative
An investment to leverage our core areas of strength in new and exciting ways for food, agriculture and beyond — bringing together the unparalleled K-State student experience, teaching, discovery and engagement to spark groundbreaking interdisciplinary ideation and generate positive economic, community and societal impacts.
*State, philanthropic, and university total funds.
What is an Interdisciplinary Focus?
An interdisciplinary focus involves crossing boundaries between traditional academic areas like agronomic breeding, biological ag engineering and statistics to address complex issues like how to use digital ag tools to make informed, data-driven decisions. These issues will take multiple tools and skills to understand and solve. See how the Ag Innovation Initiative is bringing Interdisciplinary Focus to life.
About our Facilities
Our state-of-the-art facilities will have engaging research and workspaces to promote creativity and innovation by encouraging students, faculty and partners to explore novel ways of approaching problems. This approach trains the future workforce in collaborative thinking with other disciplines and strengthens public-private partnership opportunities.
In the Know
November 13, 2023
Troy Anderson, vice president of operations at Ardent Mills and K-State Class of 1992 graduate, has been a lead voice for the Ardent Mills gift to the Ag Innovation Initiative and believes that this initiative's success is fundamental to the College of Agriculture at K-State.
Farm Credit Associations of Kansas and CoBank invest $1 million in Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture’s innovation centers
April 11, 2023
Four Kansas Farm Credit Associations and CoBank recently combined to give $1 million to support the Kansas State University College of Agriculture’s innovation centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy research. This investment will fund new facilities and renovations of current buildings, along with improvements in the technology and equipment necessary for interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research and continue to enhance the college’s exceptional student experience.
March 17, 2023
The premier flour milling and ingredient company commits to helping advance K-State’s global grains and food initiative. The Kansas State University Foundation today announced that Ardent Mills has pledged $3.5 million to support the Kansas State University College of Agriculture’s innovation centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy research.
Invitation to invest
Now is the time to invest — Kansas State University has an inspiring opportunity. To help the world’s ability to feed two billion more people by 2050. To contribute to a Kansas economy that thrives. To optimize agriculture for the highest levels of efficiency and yield. The sky’s the limit.